Thursday: 2x Sony MDR-ZX110-AP On-Ears w/mic-remote for $20

Not one, but two headphones! Good until 5/19/22 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out), New York’s B&H Photo is offering as a bundle TWO of the new condition wired closed-back on-ear Sony MDR-ZX110-AP headphones with 1-button mic/remote in the black color scheme for $20. That’s $10 per headphone!

I haven’t had this particular model, but I had the ZX-310 and the ZX-100, and the one thing I remember is that (mayhaps) these were tuned for coffee shops. In a quite room (eg at home) they sounded like $10 headphones, but in coffee shops they were very usable.

PS: if the name rings a bell, a few months ago one of the hype YouTube reviewers “discovered” this headphone and tried to start a “discovery hype train” about it LOL

Sunday Bluetooths: M&D MW50+ for $130, BeyerD Amiron Copper LE for $500

Party-on audio fans! One of the Woot daily deals for Sunday 5/15/22 is another incarnation of the RAndom AUdio SAle which includes among others:

+ MASTER & DYNAMIC MW50+ Bluetooth Over/On-Ears, Black (MW50B1+) for $130
+ earpads “transform” them over-ears or on-ears

+ beyerdynamic Amiron bluetooths for $500
+ Copper, Touchpad, 30 Hour Battery, aptX HD, AAC, Limited Edition, Made in Germany

+ the above two are new condition with manufacturer warranty

+ there’s truly-wireless from Panasonic, JBL, Bang & Oluf, Beats, and Technics

+ Beats Solo PRO (refurbished Grade-A) on-ears for $125

+ the rest of the items are speakers and soundbars and subwoofers and such from KEF, Samsung, Monolith, Klipsch

+ there’s even a Victrola full size jukebox for $800

Sat: Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO (80 ohm) for $104 AC

Exciting new developments in the world of BeyerDee coupons at the NewEgg daily deals! A new low price thanks to a larger coupon discount!

Running until Saturday 5/14/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, limited time promo code SSBSA427 gets you the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO (80 ohm) for $104 after coupon, with free US S&H, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself…

Monolith USB DAC for $60, Liquid-Spark for $80, THX AAA Balanced for $250, Etc

Monoprice is having a Big Overstock sale and among the offerings there is some headphone related action, along with “Pro Audio” offerings!

+ Monolith USB DAC for $60
+ Monolith Liquid Spark head-amp by Cavalli for $80
+ Monolith THX AAA balanced head-amp for $250

+ Stage Right studio headphones for $22

+ Sonic Solace II ANC over-ears for $50

+ True Wireless Plus for $20
+ yep, that’s their name, easy and self-descriptive LOL

+ BA+Dynamic IEMs: Trio for $38, Quartet for $48, Quintet for $55

+ all kinds of cables and such

+ see them all at their Big Overstock sale

Tascam TH-300X studio headphones for $40 w/FS

Good until Monday 7/9/22 at 8am eastern time (or earlier if sold out), the Musician’s Friend daily deal is a recurring studio headphone, the closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-300X going for $40 with free US shipping.

Hifiman HE-560 V4 Premium open-back over-ear planars for $299

We are posting like the good old days, its our fifth post in a row today, and as fate would have it, it’s another Hifiman sale, the HE-560 V4 Premium (Adorama exclusive) for $300 at Adorama directly or you can buy it by Adorama thru Amazon for the same price…

I’m not familiar with the latest happenings in the world of Hifiman, so do check with your favorite forums, websites and video-sites for details and recommendations.

One name that keeps popping up that happens to be at the same price of $299 is the Sundara open-back over-ear planars (eg Amazon)…

PS: global correction, just in case, if you see “oven back” on this blog, it’s just a typo for “open back” 🙂

PS2: yes, I am working on a new website, “Cooking for Audiophiles” and that’s where the term “oven back” comes from 😉 #FakeNews

Philips Open-Back Over-Ears: SHP-9500 for $60, SHP-9600 for $73

On the other hand, if you are looking for double-figures open-back over-ear headphones, two of the Philips models are currently on sale at Amazon. The SHP-9500 goes for $60, while the SHP-9600 goes for $73~…

These are sold by marketplace seller “Phototech” with the orders fulfilled by Amazon…

We have at this blog, from five years ago (!), a text and pictures unboxing of the SHP-9500S model. Sadly I didn’t keep these. I should have kept them! SAD!

Hifiman HE-400SE Planar Over-Ears for $109

Various well-known audio sellers at the Amazon website (including the official Hifiman Amazon store) are offering the new condition Hifiman HE-400SE planar-magnetic open-back over-ears for $109 with free US shipping. This is not a daily deal, so expiration date is unknown (to me)…

Check with your favorite audio websites, blogs, youtubes and forums for details and recommendations as there are many and more Hifiman options out there these days…

Sunday: HIFIMAN HE-400i planar over-ears for $200, Etc

An audio party is happening with a heavy headphone emphasis in another variant of the Woot random audio sale running until 5/1/22 at 10pm central time.

OF the 26 in-stock products, half of them are headphones including:

+ HIFIMAN HE-400i planar over-ears for $200

+ refurbished Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT over-ears for $180
+ M3 for $160
+ come with a 1-year warranty from the refurbisher (not from Sony)

+ various Beats and Bose and Sony truly-wireless and bluetooth earphones

Meanwhile running until 5/2/22 at 10am ET, Adorama is offering the new condition Behringer U-PHORIA UM2 2×2 USB Audio Interface for $30…

Hifiman HE-4XX Planar Open Over-Ears for $149

If you want to give planar a try, for a limited time, as Audiophile Week sales are ending, Massdrop is offering their own co-collab, the wired open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-4XX planar magnetics for $149 with free US shipping and a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

Better yet, this will ship in late April, it is an “in-stock drop”, not a “patience is a virtue” drop 🙂

For more offerings, check their 10-Year Anniversary sale

3pk of Senal SMH-1000 Mark II studio headphones for $200 w/FS

During the NAB 2022 trade show festivities, B&H Photo is having a value-bundle for those looking for three studio headphones for one better price! It is a 3-pack of the wired closed-back over-ear collapsing SMH-1000 Mark II headphones going for $200 with free US shipping. This comes out to $66.67~ per headphone.

Each headphone comes with its own standard accessories, which include a storage case, a carry case, two cables, a 1/4″ adapter and a 2-year warranty.

If you want to see more pictures of the headphone and accessories, click on the single headphone link at the aforelinked page. There you will see pictures of the storage case and the carry case and the cables.

So with this offer you end up with three headphones, three storage cases, three carry cases, three coiled cables, three straight cables and three 1/4″ adapters.

V-Moda XS closed on-ears for $55 w/FS

We have a blast from the past in the current Musician’s Friend daily deal, ending by Monday at 8am eastern, or earlier if sold out… IT is the wired closed-back on-ear V-Moda XS headphones in the white-silver color-scheme going for $55 with free US shipping…

Bose 700 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $329

Bose time at the Friday 4/22/22 NewEGG dailies, you can have the new condition ANC/BT closed over-ears Bose 700 for $329 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG actual with up to three per customer.

As of the time of writing this is also on sale (and/or price-matched) for $329 at the Amazon website

Hifiman HE-X4 Planar Open-Back for $99

We have a “delayed gratification” deal alert! The complaint has always been that the options in under $100 open-back over-ear headphones are very few, and few-to-non-existent in planar magnetics.

Well, Massdrop x Hifiman are changing this right now. As part of their 10-year anniversary sale, for a limited time (ends by 4/25/22), they are offering the new condition wired open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-X4 planar-magnetics for $99. As of the time of writing, over 2500 units have been sold per the Massdrop website.

The “delayed gratification” part? Per the listing, this will ship in mid-June 2022. This being late April 2022, that’s almost two months from now. In a world of instant gratification, that’s a near eternity!

But if you can wait…

PS: there’s no mention of warranty in the listing. They accept returns within 30 days of delivery in new/unused condition.

Massdrop 10-Year April Anniversale (17 options)

Party on Wayne! It is April 20! And what a coincidence, Massdrop is having their 10-Year April Anniversale featuring 17 Massdrop-X co-branded headphones, three of which are IEMs and four are gaming headsets.

Of the audiophile over-ears, they have Dan Clark Aeons, Sennheiser HD-XXX options, Hifiman planars, and one each from Focal, BeyerDee and Senor Speakers (aka Mr Speakers)…

The IEMs are Noble, Grell and JVC…

This is a limited time offer…

PS: “anniversale” is a shortcut for “Anniversary Sale” 🙂

Wedn: Master & Dynamic MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $130

Good until 4/6/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) you can have the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth Master & Dynamic MW50+ headphones for $130 plus shipping (or free S&H for Prime members)… Up to three per customer. With a 1-year M&D warranty…

The accessories include over-ear and on-ear earpads, an earpad case, a headphone pouch, USB-C charging cable [not so long away USB-C was a rarity in chargeable headphones] and 3.5mm audio cable.

Monday: Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones for $45

A little bit of a recurring offer, this time around running until 4/4/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering their variant of the Sony V6/7506 “homage” type headphones, the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Senal SHM-1000 studio headphones for $45 with free US shipping.

They come with a straight and a coiled cable and a 3-year warranty…

Marantz MPH-4 Closed Over-Ears for $40 w/FS

Headphones are back at the Musician’s Friend daily deal running until 4/4/22 at 8am eastern or earlier if it sells out…

It is the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Marantz MPH-4 going for $40 with free US shipping.

Shure Digital Recording Bundle (SRH-240A, USB Interface, Mic) for $99

Good until Sunday 3/27/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering this Shure P58-CN-240-MVI Shure Digital Recording Bundle for $99 [was $109 in February when this bundle was a daily deal] that includes:

+ Shure SRH-240A closed over-ear headphones (old packaging)

+ Shure MOTIV MVI Single-Channel USB Audio Interface (Old Packaging, Silver)

+ Shure PGA58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with XLR-to-XLR Cable

UPDATE!
Meanwhile the Musician’s Friend daily deal running until Monday 3/28/22 at 8am eastern (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition JBL 305P MKII Super White 5″ Powered Studio Monitor for $89 (single, not a pair)…

Monday: Anker, Razer, Sennheiser TW

Anker is back for Monday 3/14/22 with an Amazon Gold Box sale featuring a soccer team (eleven) of their products, a mix of over-ear ANC/bluetooths and truly-wireless with prices ranging from $60 to $97. Too many to list here individually…

Then at the Woot daily deals, under “Clearance” they have the new condition Razer Nari Essential Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Spatial Audio for $40… Note that these ship in the (theoretically and hopefully) more environmentally-friendly frustration-free packaging, not the retail packaging…

Finally among the BEst BuY DaiLy DeaLz for 3/14/22 they offer the new condition Sennheiser Momentum 2 truly-wireless for $190…

Sunday: Master & Dynamic and Beyerd Amiron sales

It’s a another iteration of the Random Audio sale at the Woot deals du jour running until Sunday 3/13/22 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out.

A total of 19 products are participating, including:

  • Beyerdynamic Amiron bluetooth over-ears for $500
  • Master & Dynamic (M&D) MW60 bluetooth over-ears for $220
  • refurbished Master & Dynamic (M&D) MW50+ bluetooth over-ears for $120 or new conditinon for $190
  • refurbihed M&D MW07 GO truly wireless for $95
  • 10pk of 15ft AmazonBasics subwoofer cables for $25
  • rest are soundsystems, speakers and the like

2pk Tascam TH-200X studio headphones for $40

Headphones make a return at the Musician’s Friend daily deal. Running until Sunday 3/13/22 at 8am eastern time, you can have a 2-pack of wired closed-back over-ear Tascam TH-200X headphones for $40 with free US shipping. That’s $20 per headphone 🙂

Sony and Bose ANC/BT Over-Ear Dueling Sale

It’s not dueling banjos, but it’s a dueling ANC/BT over-ears sale happening at Amazon right now! These are not daily deals – they are limited time offers, but they do not specify the exact expiration date.

So, yes, both the Sony and Bose ANC/BT closed-back over-ears are participating in sales!

On the Sony front, they have the WH-1000X M4 going for $278 in two color options, and the more budget-friendly “Extra Bass” WH-XB910N going for $148, also in two color options…

On the Bose front they have the QuietComfort 45 going for $279 in two color options, and the 700 going for $329…

Tuesday: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80) for $119 AC

The Beyerdynamic party returns to the NewEGG daily deals good until Tuesday 3/8/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, using limited time promo code 93XSP49 you can get the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (80 ohm) for $119 with free US shippings, sold and shipped by Newegg actual.

Plenty has been written about this (trio) of DT headphones, so your favorite search engine (eg DuckDuckGo) is your friend in researching this…

Thursday: DT 990 PRO (250) for $119 AC, Sony WH-1000X-M4 for $260

Thursday has two over-ear headphones at the NewEgg daily deals:

+ Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO (250 ohm) for $119 after using promo code 93XSP26
+ sold and shipped by NewEgg actual

+ Sony WH-1000X M4 ANC/BT closed-back for $260, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “Red Tag Camera”

Thursday: Ultrasone DAC/amp + Headphones + Manfrotto Tripod for $700

From the Unusual Headphone Bundles department, good until 3/3/22 at 11:59pm eastern time, New York’s B&H Photo is offering this Ultrasone x Manfrotto bundle for $700 with free US shipping:

  • Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC Amplifier
  • Ultrasone Performance Series 880 Headphones
  • Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINGA Aluminum Tripod with Ground Spreader

Wedn: Senal SMH-1200 studio headphones for $60

If you are looking for Sony MDR-7506/MDR-V6 alternatives, running until 3/2/22 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the new condition wired closed-back over-ear Senal SMH-1200 headphones for $60 with free US shipping…

The bundle comes with two cables, a pouch, a 1/4″ adapter and a 3-year warranty. As of the time of writing, these average 4.1 out of 5 based on 110 customer reviews…

Tuesday: Beyerd DT770 PRO (32 ohm) for $119 AC

As teased yesterday, among the March 1st (2022) Newegg deals du jour you can get the new conditioned wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 (32 ohm) for $119 after limited time promo code 93XSP25 entered over there. This is sold and shipped by NewEGG actual, not by 3rd-party marketplace sellers…

Fri: Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $119AC

Beyerdynamic is back at the NewEgg daily deals for Friday 2/25/22 as follows:

+ wired closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) for $119 after using the limited time promo code shown over there

+ Klipsch RP-260F Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker with Dual 6.5″ Cerametallic Cone Woofers – Each (Cherry) for $249

+ also WD and other storage options

Wedn: Sony MDR-XB-550-AP/B On-Ears for $20

One of the 2/23/22 Newegg daily deals is the new condition wired closed-back on-ear Sony “Extra Bass” MDR-XB-550-AP/B headphone going for $20. Note that this is sold and shipped by a marketplace seller (“Humpty Dumpty Deals”), not by NewEgg actual…

This has one customer review, and it is worth reading, regardless of your interest in this headphone, because it is from an audiophile. In typical audiophile fashion, after paragraphs and paragraphs of audiophile-speak complaints, the review ends with “For anything under thirty dollars, these are a tremendous value”. LOL 🙂

Tuesday: Panasonic Deep Bass, Sony Extra Bass, Klipsch TWS, Altec Whisper, Etc

Tuesday is a gift that keeps on giving! Woot is running a Tech Spring Cleaning sale until 11:59pm central time on February 22 in 2022 with 19 products including some audio-related gear:

  • Altec Lansing Whisper ANC/BT over-ears for $20
  • Sony MDR-XB-650-BT/B “Extra Bass” bluetooth on-ears for $60
  • Panasonic RB-M700B “Deep Bass” ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $60
  • Klipsch T5 (2nd gen) truly wireless for $90
  • JBL and Logitech bluetooth speakers
  • blues harmonica and Hofner Ignitior Pro Violin, folding pianos
  • H&K Spirit of Vintage 25W Nano Amp for $150

Tue: Ultrasone Signature DXP headphones + Panther DAC/amp + Manfrotto Tripod for $900

It’s a deal you don’t see everyday but B&H Photo is creative like that. Running until 2/22/22 at 11:59pm eastern time, they are offering this Ultrasone bundle for $900 with free US shipping:

  • Ultrasone Signature DXP closed-back headphones
  • Ultrasone Panther DSD DAC Amplifier
  • Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINMC Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader

No, it’s NOT a tripod made for headphones or a DAC/amp 🙂

Sunday: random audio sale incl. refurb Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears

Woot is running another variant of the Random Audio sale until Sunday 2/20/22 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

A total of 27 audio products are participating, almost half of which are of the headphone kind, including:

+ refurb Bose 700 ANC/BT over-ears for $230 with 90-day refurbished warranty

+ truly-wireless from Nokia, Bose and Master & Dynamic and JBL among others

+ necklace style earphones from Bose and such

Monoprice Lightweight On-Ears for $14

If you are looking for a budget lightweight closed-back wired on-ear headphone, the Monoprice one (product code 13191) is on sale for $14 as part of a limited-time Monoprice headphone sale

I have this one and it is on the “TBR List”. It’s a bit like the spiritual successor of the AmazonBasics variant…

UPDATE: on the utilitarian front, good until 2/19/22 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) Woot is offering the new condition Apple Airpods (3rd gen) for $150 with a 1-year Apple warranty. One per customer…

Thur: Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones for $88

Surprise-surprise, there’s a Sony headhone in the Newegg daily deals running until 12/17/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition good old wired closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-7506 studio headphone going for $88 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by marketplace seller “6ave” through the NewEgg website…